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Addressing the Future of Technology

Posted by Darlene Rouleau on Aug 16, 2017 9:30:00 AM

The technological landscape is constantly changing.  At New Century Software, we strive to stay on the cutting edge of new technology, understand its value, and use it for solutions that meet your business needs.  New technologies can provide great value; however, we also want to maintain a stable solution base for our clients.

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Topics: Esri, technology, ArcGIS Pro

ArcMap Tips & Tricks: Part III

Posted by Andy Sauer on Jul 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In the second  installment of our ArcMap tips and tricks we walked through creating keyboard shortcuts. In this last portion we'll be discussing finding PODS feature classes and Ctrl and Alt key shortcuts.   

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Topics: Esri, ArcMap

ArcMap Tips & Tricks: Part II

Posted by Andy Sauer on Jun 23, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In the first installment of our ArcMap tips and tricks we talked about using the mouse wheel to zoom in and out, as well as turning off the auto-draw option when adding a new feature class. This week we're looking at creating a shortcut for selected features.

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Topics: Esri, ArcMap

ArcMap Tips & Tricks: Part I

Posted by Andy Sauer on Jun 14, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Whether you’re a daily Esri ArcMap consumer, or just an intermittent user, there’s always some new trick to discover. Here at New Century, we learn new functionality all the time! I've put together a list of my top five favorite tips. Check out the first two tips here!

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Topics: Esri, ArcMap

These Are a Few of Our Favorite Things

Posted by Jennifer on May 19, 2017 4:55:16 PM

New Century Software is officially 23 years old! Even though our blog has 20 years

to go to catch up to the rest of the company, in honor of our anniversary we took a look back at 23 of our (and your) favorite posts. So whether you’re revisiting a post or reading it for the first time, we hope you enjoy it!
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Topics: PHMSA, DOT Compliance, Integrity Management, Pipeline, Data Management, Esri, GIS, Risk Management, data

Increasing Complexity of Development Operations

Posted by Jacob Nosal on Apr 13, 2017 2:51:44 PM

A while back, I was speaking with a senior software engineer at New Century about how our development operations can keep up with the breakneck pace of change in our industry. He reasoned that software, as it is in both our job description and company name, should be the primary focus of what we do here. He's right, but great software is enabled by functioning infrastructure. This necessitates a solution to our problem that, succinctly stated, reads "but, it works on my machine!" This brings us to Chef, a configuration management platform.

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Topics: Esri, software, Chef

Loading Data with ArcGIS for Pipeline Referencing

Posted by Stacey on Apr 5, 2017 9:08:35 AM

With Esri’s most recent, and first, pipeline-centric application, ArcGIS for Pipeline Referencing (APR) solution, the question on everyone’s mind is “Will this tool improve my workflows, processes, and efficiencies?” When considering the investment in legacy data models, and ArcMap applications, operators must have a strong understanding of the technology shift they’re making and how it’ll impact their day-to-day operations.

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Topics: Esri, training, APR, ArcGIS Online, data loading, bulk loading data

How to Spot an Expert: Pipeline Web GIS

Posted by Justin Calvert on Sep 7, 2016 11:00:00 AM

In the third installment of our series, How to Spot an Expert, we’re focusing on folks that offer web GIS services for pipeline operators. We’ve shared our feedback on evaluating compliance consultants and what to look for in a risk analyst, but this week, we’re shifting gears to an ever-expanding market within web GIS.

With the upcoming Advanced Pipeline Referencing solution from Esri and the UPDM data model, we think you’ll be seeing a lot more options for GIS implementations and greater variety in vendors who can offer services in the pipeline space. However, not everyone understands the complexities of the pipeline industry. So, we’ve identified three key elements that your web GIS vendor should be able to offer to ensure a successful implementation for pipeline operators.

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Topics: Pipeline, Esri, GIS, Web GIS, SpotExpert, Location Platform

2016 Esri UC: Top 3 Takeaways for Pipeline Operators

Posted by Stacey on Jul 8, 2016 3:09:40 PM

The Esri UC has been over for less than a week and we’re still buzzing over the technology, conversations, and ideas that were shared. With over 18,000 attendees, a huge exhibit hall, countless sessions, demos, and networking events, it was a lot to take in. Despite the blur of geo-excitement, we honed in on three key messages that apply specifically to pipeline operators….

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Topics: Pipeline Operator, Esri, GIS, EsriUC, APR, Insights, Web GIS

The Future of Pipeline GIS: Power Users & Web GIS

Posted by Justin Calvert on Jun 24, 2016 7:30:07 AM

The pipeline GIS user community has experienced significant disruption over the years with rapid advances in technology, ever-evolving data models, and the increasingly important integration between systems. However, I feel the most notable and impactful change to hit our niche sector is the use of web GIS.

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Topics: Esri, ArcGIS Online, Geoinformation Model, Web GIS, Spatial Analysis, Portal

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